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ICE canola ticks higher with soy and currency issues

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, July 17 (CNS) – Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada platform were higher at midday Tuesday, taking strength from gains in the U.S. soy complex and weakness in the Canadian dollar. Recent hot weather has dried out some regions of the Western Prairies, which was supportive […] Read more

ICE canola holding onto small gains early

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, July 17 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures canola contracts were holding onto small gains Tuesday morning, as chart-based buying helped the market continue to correct off of the nearby lows hit last week. Gains in Chicago Board of trade soybeans and early weakness in the Canadian dollar […] Read more


North American Grains/Oilseed Review – Canola climbs with soy, hot weather

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, July 16 (CNS Canada) – Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada platform posted modest gains to start the week, following advances in U.S. soybeans. Hot weather across Western Canada continues to stress dry regions in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Technical buying was a feature of the day. […] Read more

ICE canola firms with soybeans

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, July 16 (CNS) – Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada platform were slightly stronger at midday Monday, tracking gains in U.S. soybeans. The market was correcting itself after Friday’s losses. Dryness in parts of the Western Prairies were bullish for the futures. However, speculators have largely […] Read more


ICE canola corrects higher early Monday

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, July 16 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures canola contracts traded to both sides of unchanged overnight, although the bias was turning higher Monday morning as the oversold market recovered off of the 10-month lows hit last week. Early gains in Chicago Board of Trade soybeans provided additional […] Read more

North American Grain/Oilseed Review: Canola stuck in downtrend

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, July 13 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures canola contracts were down for the fifth-straight session on Friday, hitting their weakest levels since October as bearish technical signals and spillover from the weaker Chicago Board of Trade soy complex weighed on values. Relatively favourable crop conditions across much […] Read more


Cows herded in to holding pen

Feeders slow to set price; U.S. futures try to rally

Global trade worries aren’t yet affecting beef demand

Cash cattle markets on both sides of the border and futures in the U.S. are reporting sluggish volumes but steady prices. Rick Wright of Heartland Order Buying said few feeders are entering sales rings and most of what’s being sold on cash markets are cull cows and bulls. “With our holiday on Sunday, Monday and […] Read more


ICE canola falls to nine-month lows

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, July 13 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures canola contracts were weaker on Friday, hitting their lowest levels in nine months as bearish technical signals kept speculators adding to their net short positions. “Canola feels fairly heavy,” said a trader on the well-established downtrend. Losses in Chicago Board […] Read more


ICE Canola treads water ahead of report

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, July 12 (CNS) – Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada platform were parked in neutral Thursday morning, as participants waited for the release of the USDA’s monthly supply and demand estimates. Oilseed markets in general are looking oversold but no one wants to make any major […] Read more

North American Grain/Oilseed Review: Canola down despite U.S. gains

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, July 12 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures canola contracts were weaker on Thursday, as bearish chart signals and ideas that the commodity remains expensive compared to other oilseeds weighed on prices. Relatively favourable Prairie crop conditions added to the softer tone, despite lingering concerns over excessive dryness […] Read more